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1 What is something you can do in your free time to improve your job skills?

2 Can you do all of it from home.

3 is there a specific school you need.

4 can you intern for this position.

5 how much free time do you have.

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Madi鈥檚 Answer

Hi Ethan,

I'm not sure if you're referring to a specific job or if you're just asking in general. I will answer in a general sense.

1. In your free time, you can improve the skills needed to work in your field in a variety of different ways. For example, you can watch videos, listen to podcasts or read articles about topics that are relevant to your job function.

2. For many career fields, there is not one specific school that you need to attend. However, there may be a certain amount of years you need to attend depending on credentialing and experience. For example, accountants who want to sit for the CPA exam in New York are required to have 150 credit hours. This means that they are required to take additional classes beyond the 120 credit requirement to obtain a Bachelor's Degree.

3. Many career fields have internships. It is a great way to get upcoming students into the field before they even graduate. You can look for internships through job posting boards or even ask the Career Office at your school.

4. Many people have differing amounts of free time. Free time can depend on the field, the time of year, deadlines, etc.
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Janet鈥檚 Answer

Hi Madi, great questions. I'll try to answer the best I can.
1 What is something you can do in your free time to improve your job skills? I recommend staying up to date with whatever field you are interested in. I work for a footwear company so spend a lot of time researching what is happening in the footwear/apparel industry. I also recommend making sure your computer skills are at their best. There are free classes online that can help with that.

2 Can you do all of it from home. The above are all things you can do from home.

3 is there a specific school you need. This depends on the industry or career you are interested in.

4 can you intern for this position. Any opportunities to intern at your age are great. As an example, my 15 yr old son loves soccer. He was able to get himself an internship this summer for a minor league soccer team in the area doing basically anything they want him to. He will then be able to put on this resume.

5 how much free time do you have. I work from home and have a pretty standard 40-hour work week.
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Ralph鈥檚 Answer

Hi Ethan,

Great set of questions to ask. I will answer below and I hope you do well in school and look forward to your future success.

1 . For anything to do with management or project management is read up all you can. Their a ton of books catered to what field you want to work in and if reading is not your cup of tea, digital media such as audio books or streaming platforms have materials you can check out. Just remember to go for bite size pieces so you absorb as much of the important pieces as you can and put them in practice. Great head start is time management as a key category to brush up on.

2. You can learn everything from home, but you do need to be out in the world to put the things you learn to practice to get you better as a business professional and more importantly as an individual.

3. Yes, but you also need to plan for the future when choosing a school. So that vision is up to you and will help you pick the right landing spot for you.

4. Best advice here is if you have your eye on a company or job, take any position to get in the door. This way you can learn the ins and outs, and get paid for doing it. You may learn that you really don't love the job you thought you would, but you will gain invaluable experience. Depending on the specifics of what you are looking for it might be your best option over an internship.

5. Like some of the other people who posted, 40 hours a week, depending on what field you are in you can have flexible hours. Time management is a very important skill to master. Once you do, you will find a great balance between being happy at work and at home.
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Saugata鈥檚 Answer

You can join "https://www.udemy.com/" there are various courses and upskill training material related to your job you can study to improve your skill.

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Margaret鈥檚 Answer

Hi Ethan,

Great questions.
1. There is so much you can do in your free time to improve job skills. In addition to Madi and Janet's ideas, another thing you can do is schedule informational interviews with people in positions you are interested in or perhaps they have leadership style you admire. It is a great way to learn more about positions and, if you make a good impression, sometimes can lead to a job or internship. Another thing I highly recommend is to take a public speaking class. This skill is invaluable both personally and professionally.

2 Can you do all of it from home? Possibly dependent upon what skill you are working on. One benefit from Covid is that more things are available on line and/or via video conference.

For questions 3 and 4 I need more specifics from you in order to answer this question.

4. As for free time, it is often dependent on the job and/or project you have, the company you work for and in some cases you manager/boss.
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